What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
Here’s why disagreement about affirmative action will not end any time soon. Coming up next is a lawsuit brought by Asian-Americans challenging Harvard’s race-conscious policy.
Statistics on black student graduation rates don’t reveal the complete picture: at highly selective colleges and universities, black student graduation rates range from 88 percent to 96 percent.
Two students – one black and one white – with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.
A recent report, Turning the Tide, urges colleges and universities to reexamine their admissions process. What about measuring creativity?
Rather than simply shutting down these groups, universities need to engage these difficult conversations to support the younger generation to fight together for meaningful social change.
Students of color are subjected to harsher disciplinary measures. Are schools doing enough to check this practice?
Black students get suspended or expelled at a rate three times greater than white students. The cost: they fall behind in school, and the cycle of poverty and failure is perpetuated.
When people are nudged into noticing their commonalities, instead of remaining focused on their differences, it leads to remarkable results.
Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.